POMEROY, Ohio – According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Gallia-Meigs Major Crimes Task Force and Middleport Police Department conducted a warrant and indictment round-up. Sheriff Wood, his deputies along with Task Force Agents and Officers from Middleport successfully arrested 9 individuals on felony arrest warrants out of the Meigs County Common Pleas Court.
Individuals arrested during the sweep were Harley McDonald, Gerald Mohler, David Terman, Cynthia Klein, Matt Myers, Carl Smith Jr, Denise Hilt, Matthew Older, and Stephen Pierce All subjects were processed and taken before Judge I. Carson Crow where they were arraigned with the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office being present also.
In a separate operation on Thursday, May 3, 2018 Deputy Campbell, Deputy Sizemore and Sgt. Stewart conducted multiple traffic stops in regard to drug activity. Deputies seized approximately ten (10) grams of narcotics including but not limited to methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Sheriff Wood reports that several arrests were made in regard to the interdiction stops.
The Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia-Meigs is a state task force under the jurisdiction the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, which is part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The task force was formed in September 2013 and consists of the Meigs and Gallia County Sheriff’s Offices, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Middleport Police Department, the Gallipolis Police Department and both the Meigs and Gallia County Prosecutor’s Offices.